Learning With Personal Media PlayersBy Millard, Elizabeth; District Administration, Vol. 43, No. 5, pp. 61-64
Publication Date: May 2007
Article focuses on the benefits of portable music players and handheld computers for students in special education settings in the United States. The use of these devices in such a way is a fairly new phenomenon, primarily because Apple only released a video-capable version of its music player in late 2005. Even though many MP3 players and handhelds have the potential to assist special education students, the video iPod truly stands out due to its ease of use and “hip” factor, as well as the existence of a wide range of online content geared for students. Teachers can search the online Apple iTunes Store for educational content, while Audible.com has posted a wide range of educational lectures and audio books. Companies that specialize in SAT prep are posting podcasts, while other iPod programs can be used as a supplement in English as a Second Language courses. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has posted educational content in the iTunes store as well, as it is available free of charge.
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